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Format: 04/16/2014
Format: 04/16/2014

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AVH Expert Discusses Clot Treatment Alternatives

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Natrona Heights Pa., - Allegheny Valley Hospital’s (AVH) PriorityCare program is hosting a new topic “Caring for Clots: Evaluating Alternatives to Coumadin” on Monday, May 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the hospital’s Charles W. Young Conference Center in Natrona Heights.
 
Clinical Pharmacist, Jane Holmes will discuss three new medications that are alternatives to warfarin also known as Coumadin.  These medicines are used to treat and prevent blood clots.  Blood clots can have serious health consequences and may even result in death.  Careful evaluation of the treatment options is important.  Ms.Holmes will help you understand these alternatives and answer your questions.
 
Ms. Holmes is a pharmacist on staff at Allegheny Valley Hospital who in addition to working with inpatients operates the Anticoagulation Clinic for outpatients at the hospital.
 
This free program is open to the public. PriorityCare is a free membership program offered by AVH to all adults age 55 or older. Please call 724-226-7339 or e-mail to prioritycare@wpahs.org to register.
 
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